|Jul 18, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Replica of proposed Los Angeles Stadium at Grand Crossing in the City of Industry at 2011 NFL 101 All-Access at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (US PRESSWIRE)|
It's a discussion that's been ongoing pretty much since the NFL left Los Angeles after the 1994 season, but according to CBS NFL insider, Charley Casserly, Southern California could be that much closer to landing a franchise.
Speaking Sunday on the CBS Pregame Show, Casserly had this to say:
"There's going to be a league meeting on October 11. At that meeting, the owners are going to be updated on the two stadium sites. One is in downtown LA, and the other is in the City of Industry, which is east of LA.
"What's interesting about that site is that it's a 600-acre site which would be totally devoted to football. In other words, you'll have plenty of room for the stadium, parking, entertainment, the "NFL experience." Sounds like a Super Bowl site to me."
Casserly also addressed the league's plans for international games, specifically, how to incentivize teams that might be skeptical about giving up home dates on the schedule.
"At the same [league] meeting, there's going to be a proposal put in front of the owners to expand the number of games played in the U.K. Right now it's one. I'm told it could we could see 2-4 games there. There's also going to be -- and I found this interesting -- a financial incentive for teams to give up home games, and here it is: If you play three consecutive home games in the U.K. … you can get up to a million dollars additional revenue for each game."
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